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Mrs Rogers' words summer week 8

‘Who knew there were so many symbols on clothing labels!’ Despite an extremely demanding two year programme of academic study, Year 13s have discovered there is still so much to learn! They have been back in school enjoying their university and independent living workshops this week and developing various legacy projects too. Budgeting, changing a duvet cover, cooking simple (economical) and nutritious meals, and finding out whether they will need a TV license at uni, amongst other things, have all been eagerly discussed. What an exciting time for them as they look forward to the next phase of their young lives.

The Legacy Projects have required students to reflect on the past 15 months of study during what has been the most challenging period in education I can remember. I asked them about the images, terms, experiences they could draw on and express in art form. When there is more to present, I will share the results with you. Needless to say, data, PPE, Google meets and other features of lockdown were high on the list.

Year 12s continue to progress their UCAS applications and have begun work on the first draft of their personal statements. Would you please take a look? You will often recall relevant information which will enhance their offering, so please do read and discuss with your son or daughter. The more eyes on the document, the better! I am encouraging the students to sign up for one of the many university summer schools or virtual lectures to add gravitas to their statement as securing a work experience this summer will be challenging. Virtual open days are ongoing, so do register for them at the relevant universities.

And finally our Year 11s have been in Sixth Form all week attending subject taster lessons. Heading out to add geography and biology fieldwork skills to their repertoire, develop #GenerationRestoration sustainability projects to take Claires Court closer to eco-school status and clear up local waterways with Mr Wilding in challenging conditions. I have been impressed with the pupils' engagement and look forward to working with them as they join Year 12 in September.

 

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